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, a world economy in turmoil. derail america's economic comeback. christine romans has answers. "your money" starts right now. >>> another week of volatility in the markets. the reason, we global unrest and uncertainty about the fed's role in propping up the economy. i'm christine romans, this is your money. from space, earth appears peaceful. take a closer look. while signs point a u.s. economy ready to take off, the rest of the world is struggling to take flight. riots in turkey. slowing growth in china. unrest over harsh cuts in greece. from extreme greed to extreme fear. concerns over a global recession already creating volatility for investors. this week saw the biggest single day decline on the dow this year. >> i would give our economy a b to b plus. >> the other guy getting a d is dragging us down. >> why might you not be feeling optimistic? housing prices on the rise. less unemployment numbers. but will the u.s. be dragged down by a world economy in turmoil. >>> want to bring in keith, ceo of risk management and michelle myers, from bank of america. let me start with you, keith. yo
of an ingracious way to do it because ben bernanke got him elected by pumping all the money into the economy, and being the only thing promoting economic growth because his fiscal policies he even admits fail. that's pretty bad. i was shocked at bernanke's statements yesterday. they were clear and concise and said in clear terms that we're going to end this, when we get any sort of indication it's probably going to be over. we may even end et al. together next year if the economy starts to improve. he knows the markets are so volatile, on tender hooks about ending quantitative easing, and you have to thicket was payback. >> neil: normally, they stay before you fire a person, make sure you have their security pass. and check they don't have weapons. but in this case, the powerful weapon. i'm not saying -- there could be the temptation to say i'm going do it sooner than the market thinks. >> i don't think what the president said was an accident. i don't think he says anything accidentally. and you can read a lot into that. and there has been a ton of chatter since that interview, talking abou
today, and roughly 2% under performing economy, there's just no reason for interest rates to jump higher. the u.s., by the way, is really the only global stock market game in town. our companies are profitable. so at these levels it may not be roaring bullish. i don't think the fed is going to taper down tomorrow, and i do believe the bull market is far from over. that's my take. let's welcome kenneth heed ner. and i'm joined by george gilder. he has the book "knowledge is power." ken, what say you? >> i say that we have a number of years of growth ahead of us in the economy. it's growing at 2%. it's going to accelerate as consumer confidence rises with rising housing prices. we'll see 3, 4, 5% growth rate. >> 3, 4, 5%, those are big numbers. you had an okay housing number today but housing starts are up 29% on year. here's my inflation point. the year-to-year cpi, 1.4%. guys like me two years ago worry about inflation, money printing, i was wrong. i said that before. the best set indicator, 1.0%. without inflation, why should inflation rates have to go higher? >> they go a little bit hi
not be until december or early next year. third point, the u.s. economy's still only growing sluggishly, only 2% growth. just about 1% inflation. modest profits. falling gold. and a steady king dollar. interest rates in my view are not going to skyrocket. there's more money to be made in stocks. the second half is going to be a slower slog than the first half. okay? that's my take on the story. here now we bring in former federal reserve governor frederick mishkin, currently an economics professor at columbia university. welcome back, rick. i just want to ask you, this is a very complicated news conference and a lot of people are saying many different things. first of all, let me ask you if i have the story right. i heard the news conference. the fed will slow down bond purchases toward the end of the year. is that what bernanke said? >> i think what they're trying to do, they've been very concerned, i'm sure, about all the volatility in the markets. and they want to make sure that people understand that in fact they are going to get out of this purchase program, which raises a lot of complicat
friends and contacts. and in a good economy, it helps us get a job. there's a reason that tuition continues to rise. parents and kids see there's a real value to having a degree by your name. i think we've got to recognize it's not the education. we get something entirely different of value from going to college. >> mike, there's another reason why college tuition is going up, and that's the government, right? >> well, that's right. first of all, it sounds like john and i shared the same type of college experience. but yes, you're absolutely right. the reason why fewer graduates are earning a return on their investment or their parents' investment is because government subsidies have raised the tuition of college. and at the same time, david, this is the worst economic recovery we've had since the depression. so it's harder to earn that return. >> but steve forbes, even if a down economy, and we are growing at anemic rates, the market still provides some answers, doesn't it? >> it does, david. and what we have here says more about our dysfunctional government than it does about co
base metals, indication of a slower global economy. commodity stocks, of course, they get hit when the dollar rises, 3%, 4% declines. they've been down 15% in the last six weeks here. let's move on here. there was no place to hide. it didn't matter. consumer staple stocks down 3%. utilities were down 3%. consumer discretionary defense care is not defensive. there wasn't any place to hide. i just want to note, larry, the s&p 500 down 5% from its historic high just about a month ago, but it's still up almost 12% on the year. bear that in mind, i want to know we're already getting deals cancelled and we had one secondary canceled tonight and brookfield renewable energy and they own wind mills and natural gas-fired power plants and they canceled late tonight due to what they call market conditions and the slide to the downside. larry, right now the futures are pretty much unchanged and we'll have it open tomorrow with a lot of trading and it will be the options exploration. after that, a lot of people here are hoping for a relatively smooth day, but nobody knows for sure. back to you.
poverty for the lowest income people. and actually, served as a good stimulus for the economy at the same time. >> i mean, and the meme around food stamps has been incredibly divisive. and really false. and i must play the sound from louie gohmert who is really a one-man band in terms of sound bites and outrageous commentary. let us hear what louie gohmert had to say on the floor of the house yesterday. >> standing in line at a grocery store behind people with a food stamp card, and they look in their basket, as one individual said, "i love crab legs," you know the big king crab legs. i love those and then sees the food stamp card pulled out and provided. he is actually helping pay for the king crab legs. when he can't pay for them for himself. >> so everyone on food stamps is apparently buying king crab legs, eugene. >> yeah. >> they're living off the largess of our government. >> king crabs are going to have to be added to the endangered species list, i guess, according to louie gohmert. you know, it's wrong, number one. it's -- it's insulting. it's demeaning. and it's probably the way
-- pumping billions and billions of dollars into the economy. is it possible that we have gone from a tech bubble to a housing bubble to a fed bubble? >> it's absolutely a risk. the real question is is this easing? all this billions and billions of dollars, trillions of dollars really of dollars the federal reserve has printed and pumped into the economy. have they created a real enduring economic expansion? can housing exist? can housing keep recovering even without ultra-cheap money? can the housing market keep rising without ultra-cheap money? can housing growth continue? that's the bet that ben bernanke has been making the past couple of years. the question is is the debt going to pay off, or will we be right back in this mess we were five years ago? >> isn't the case when former chairman allen greenspan greens retired, he was pummeled because of the housing bubble. isn't it the case, since greenspan left, we've become more liberal with our monetary supply as far as pumping more money into the monetary supply. money has been basically free for investors and businesses for the past seve
about how the economy is still a bit dicey and jobs aren't being created fast enough. now they're thinking he just wants to put everybody to work, he's not worried about the bonds. bondholders are saying to heck with this, you're not going to protect us, economy is way too strong for bernanke to keep buying bonds, he can't keep rates down, he shouldn't even try. the owners of bonds aren't as worried about the ongoing drag of the federal government that bernanke's fretting about and talked about today. they aren't worried about higher taxes, sequester spending cuts or any lack of any serious attempt by elected officials to get hiring going. they are selling their bonds right now before things get so much better that those bonds will be worth even less! to understand how bonds work i've got to do something different because i know a lot of people can't tell the difference between a stock and a bond. so i'm going to -- i'm going to do a little fictional analysis here. imagine that the united states is a publicly traded company. and it's got this really counterintuitive stock that
economies in terms of -- because they need europe to be able to take their stuff. watch for china -- i don't know who's really running that country, but i can tell you this, their deceleration in economics is just incredible. it's not bringing us down. >> china may go down below 7%, 6% growth this err year. we are right now the tallest building in elmira, new york. >> it's the shung kamao bank. >> how do you know about elmira, new york? >> i come to play. >> you do come to play. we may be the tallest building in elmira, new york, but people keep buying the dollar. what are you going to do? go to europe? go to china? they're all train wrecks wait to go happen. >> you can't feed china. that's a big issue. 700,000 recespiratory deaths la year. let's go to john meacham. speaking of smoking, he smokes way too much. john, you look at europe, the g-8, they were all lecturing president obama three years ago. sarkozy, where is he now? who knows? he's probably staying at your place in the south of france. >> oh, no, unh-unh. >> but united states is in this strange position of just sort of crawling a
economy, then you're going to be shocked by the report "rolling stone" has for us tonight. that's coming up. also a shocking turn of events on the house floor as the house speaker brings crucial legislation to the floor and watches it go down in flames. i'll tell you why what's bad for john boehner is good for the country. >>> plus bailouts of struggling casinos? it is also something that is totally happening. we begin tonight with a truly rare bit of genuine progress from congress. excellent news that nonetheless has me seething with anger. here's what's happening that's great news and infuriating. making sure 11 million immigrants are given a road to citizenship is trying to pass a bill by a huge margin in the senate. they are called the gang of eight and the reason they think they need the huge margin victory is to put pressure on house speaker john boehner to bring the legislation to the house floor even though it it will almost certainly not have the support of a majority of house republicans. so that's the game plan. the goal is get 70 votes in the senate, a goal that has seemed, w
of a timetable on it, saying if the forecast for the economy goes as planned, we'll start reducing the amount of -- combination for the economy by the end of this year and we'll end it next year. he tried to go to great, great lengths to say, you know what, that doesn't mean we're tightening on the economy, just we're not stimulating the economy as much as we do before. >> we've seen the market drop even lower today. there is some thought that that might actually have to do with what's happening in china as well. can you talk a little bit about that? >> i think that's a piece of it. we got negative data out of china that was a bit of a surprise. there's concern about the chinese central bank there, the people's bank of china clamping down on bank lending there so maybe you'd have what you call a hard landing where things would stop a little more abruptly than had been anticipated. the data out of the u.s. was a mix. we're kind of feeling our way along here. i think the real concern for the markets right now is does the fed make a mistake here? does it end up withdrawing the stimulus from the
, thank you. >> a little background on brazil. it's one of the world's largest economies coming in as number six. it was ninth in gross domestic product, it's expected to grow a 4.2%. inflation is up at 6.7% for the past year. rising rate fueling concerns there may be a another round of interest rate hikes. poverty rate stands at 21.4% with more than 41 million people considered poor. we will continue to follow the unrest in brazil. coming up later this hour, rick grenell the spokesperson for the last four ambassadors to the u.n. he will join us live. >> gregg: immigration reform is debates the turn in spotlight. next week on capitol hill, but can u.s. scenarios behind the bill actually gin up enough support for its passage. elizabeth plann has the story live from d.c. bureau. >> the immigration reform bill starting to take shape in the senate while republicans in the house continue to form what they think is a solution. just as the president says it's a pathway to provide citizenship for folks that wanted to come here and stay here legally while bringing relief to a struggling
to start closing the deficit by raising taxes and putting less financial support into the economy. fed agreed. hey, come on, man, it was a first class disaster. >> the house of pain! >> it turned out to be a recession within a depression. now the president and congress have raised taxes as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. they both agreed to the sequester, which was supposed to cut defense spending. it is impacting a lot of little programs the media isn't focused on. we haven't heard much about it. the fact that they're at 52-week highs, makes it seem like the sequester doesn't matter at all, who cares? government just doesn't know what it's doing. that's not the point. the point is neither the president or congress is doing anything extra, anything substantive to get it moving beyond what's done. we have no interstate highway to build out over ike. we have no wars, fortunately, like world war ii. we don't have a problem to fix bridges and tunnels. i often think the pipeline companies and google, google are doing more to help infrastructure and the government. into the breech comes ben
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of a big boost for the economy. that is tonight. >>> from washington, this is "nightline," with terry moran. >>> good evening everyone, the day the soprano's pilot first aired, the day james gandolfini became a household name. well, today is the day we lost that vanguard forever. >> reporter: sometimes an actor finds a role that just connects. the role of a lifetime. james gandolfini, who died suddenly today at 51 was tony soprano. for 86 episodes over six seasons on hbo, gandolfini seared america's eyeballs with the portrayal of the man capable of staggering violence. with news of an apparent heart attack while he was in italy, the world has lost not only a very talented actor but also a cultural icon. but success was a long time coming for gandolfini. >> i had such anger, when you're young, a lot of people have anger, you're pissed, you're not sure why. that is probably why you are all sitting here. you want to express something, you don't know what it is. >> reporter: gandolfini began his career playing cold-hearted mob enforcers, in such shows as terminal velocity. he kept getting cast
bernanke seem to think the economy is improving enough they can take some of that nicotine away. whether that is good or bad in the long term. very short term, they didn't like it. we're going to be all over it in a few minutes. in the meantime, we are also following these developments, not the least, the fallout on heavily and where it goes and more specifically on this immigration plan and where it is not going. stick around. [ male announcer ] we've been conditioned to accept less and less in the name of style and sophistication. but to us, less isn't more. more is more. abundant space, available leading-edge technology, impeccable design, and more than you've come to expect from a luxury vehicle. the lexus es350 and epa-estimated 40 mpg es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>. >> neil: you know they knew this day was coming but the reality is sinking is by day's end sending stocks sinking. dow off 206 points off of indications, that ben bernanke has finally has a plan or quasi plan to pull the punch bowl away the tapering of the bond buying and mortgage security buying that
anticipated meeting on the economy. and the result of that meeting could affect your retirement savings, your ability to sell your home, buy a home, your 401(k), your cash. the list goes on and on. as we know, everyone sits with bateed brea bated breath waiting for the voice of ben bernanke. christine roman, good to see you. we're hoping you can translate some of the fed speak in language we can all digest. i know this is your beat. tell me, we're awaiting this statement. what will you be listening for? >> what we know is we have seen the statement. we know there's no change in the amount of bonds the fed is going to keep buying, that stimulus into the economy. no change in its interest rate target. really i would say overall no change from the fed right now. and that is what so many people wanted to know. will the fed chief, will ben bernanke, continue to stimulate the economy. they're putting $85 billion every single month right into the economy by making these bond purchases. what we can tell you, the statement from the fed, that's going to stay the same. they are not announcing how, when,
the headlines. if the economy is getting better, why did wall street have the worst day of the year and the walls, exclusive the man that co-founded apple with steve jobs, his interview tonight on a segway, a machine that nearly killed me once. we'll get around to talking about why. i want him to talk about the new upcoming jobs movie. >> nobody wants to buy a computer, nobody. >> how did somebody know what they want if they have never even seen it? >> also, government snooping taking us back to the days of the cold war soviet union. >> i want to begin on the tragic death of james gandolfini yesterday. we're learning more about the moments of his family found him in his hotel room last night. dan is live in rome with more. dan, what is the latest? >> reporter: well, we've been piecing together the tragic final minutes of james gandolfini's life. we know that he arrived at the hospital at 10:40 p.m. having been rushed in found collapsed in his hotel room in a five-star hotel here in central rome. we know he was traveling with his 13-year-old son. there are some reports suggesting it
americans feel the economy is starting to recover and their perceptions about the economy is starting to go up. usually the president rides those numbers up. there may be an erosion of attributes that may cause some irreparable harm for his second term agenda. that's what i'd be very worried about. >> we should also say congress have having incredibly poor approval ratings as well. when we said that to the white house, they said, well, congress is barely out of single digits. and that's true. if you worked at the white house now, would you be worried? >> i also like to look at trend lines but i don't see any reason for concern here. if you look a little deeper beyond the overall approval and the voter opinions on economy and jobss are he unchanged. he's within the margin of error. there is not that devastating dip that others are trying to portray. >> on the economy and jobs? >> on the economy of jobs. he's within the margin of error and that's the encouragement here, that this isn't some devastating dive that's unrecoverable. i think mark's point about the clump of scandal coverage is cert
about cutting back on the fed stimulus program which basically has been pumping money into the economy to keep interest rates low. that's helped prices for a lot of things, real estate, stocks included. we're now on round three of what i call, you know, pumping money into the economy. they call it quantitative easing. with their noses in the air. each of the new rounds has caused stocks to move higher. starting later this year, the fed will take the drugs away and may cut the addicts off entirely next year. ben white, chief economic correspondent for politico. ben, thank you. so people -- he comes out and says things are getting better. >> and the stock market tanks. >> you say what's wrong with these crazy people on wall street? americans say -- 44% of americans say they're worse off than they were a year ago. >> i think what it means for people who have a house who might want to refinance it, they should probably do it, because interest rates will go higher if the fed stops doing all this drug giving to the economy. so if you're going to refinance, do it now. if you're looking at a n
economies. joining us now is jared bernstein of the center on budget and policy priorities and a former top economist to advice joe biden. is this not a good moment for us to gave thanks that congressman paul ryan has not been in charge of the american economy because if he had been, it would resemble those at the g-8 who have suffered triple dip recessions as a result of applying austerity? >> i think it is a helpful analogy. if you think about the impact of the of kinds of policies, austerity, that paul ryan and many other republicans stand for right now, you can see their economic impact by looking over at europe. back in 2009, when there was a similar summit, a g-209 summit, the president went over there and explained we're applying fiscal stimulus pretty aggressively in our country and many of you should try to do the same. some of them took it up on it and their economies began to improve. then they pivoted to deficit reduction way too early and by the bit off this austerity idea to the point where you can just watch their unemployment rate reverse course and start to go up. now much
to improve our economy just doesn't work. >> my job isn't to try to impose my will. >> i call him president barack onixon. >> your street cred collapses. >> this guy was the great hope. he was the tea party senator. >> god bless the tea party. >> i was a stranger and you welcomed me. and these are not strangers. >> you need to take every one of those irs agents and put them on our southern border. >> i didn't come here to be speak irbecause i needed a fancy title and a big us a. >>> good afternoon. the markets have just wrapped up a dramatic sell-off. the dow closed down some 300-plus points on news that the chairman of the federal reserve, ben bernanke, is hinting that they will be winding down the stimulus of the economy through its bond-buying program. we'll have more on that later in the broadcast. but first, more than 11 million lives hang in the balance. the veritable nation within a nation, as a bipartisan group of senators reach a deal to strengthen border security in the senate's immigration bill. it is a break-through that could pave the way for republican senators to support a pa
there backing up investors. the fed was promising that if the economy didn't inprove, don't worry, we're going to continue with this very easy monetary policy. make sure there's plenty of money. a lot of liquidity. bernanke really made people realize that this pulling back, the tapering of the fed, this almost tightening, because they're not going to be as easy as they've been, this was the warning signal this was going to happen. a lot people had been pushing this out to 2014. maybe 2015. ben bernanke made it clear. this is going to be happening potentially even this year. and, you know, they say they don't ring a bell at the top of our markets. that that's the big question and the big game you have to play when you're investing. this was almost a bell to all those investors who worried, okay, this is a massive change, this is the time we need to move. that's what's been happening here. we do look like we're going to open by 60 points but that was about half the gains we saw early this morning. >> the market got its bell rung this week. have a great friday. enjoy your weekend. >>> we move on.
, dana, you would think maybe he would talk about the global economy because, you know, germany's still very much struggling with its economy. it's so much tied to the united states. why not talk about that? >> well, it's hard to imagine it's not going to be at a least implicit in his speech. but one of the things that people may not know about president obama is that when he was here in the capital, when he was senator obama, that issue, the nuclear issue, was something on the top of his priority list. in fact, when he was campaigning in 2008 and making the point when he got to the general election that he could work across the aisle with republicans. one of the examples he could give is working with former indiana republican on the nuclear issue. that they even traveled together on it. this is actually something, he wasn't here very long as a senator. he didn't even finish his first term, but this is something when he was here briefly he did focus on. the other quick thing i want to point out, gloria talking about the big crowd of 2008 and the much smaller crowd here now that he's pre
that would help the economy and create a job? number three, lavish overseas travels come as government agencies are facing mandatory fiscal cuts. we can't open the white house to school kids because we can't afford it. we have joe trippe and jenny beth martin. time of honesty if we can't open the white house for school kids to go and see their house, do we really need to spend that kin of money, $6 0 million to $100 million on african, $3,300 a night, 30-person entourage to dublin. >> i doan know if any of those numbers are right? >> oh, they are right. >> are you doubting me? >> well, sean, i'm doubting whoever came up with these numbers. some people came up that his trip to india would cost $200 million and use 10% of the u.s. navy. notes numbers weren't right. >> "the washington post," a liberal newspaper, said $60 million to $100 million. >> sean, i'm not arguing with you. africa has large economic growth, a lot of room for american businesses to move in. creating jobs here and that's part of what the president intend to do while he's there. >> just like the stimulus was a great jo
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
and it makes the economy groechlt they say we are safer here. i continuing is an embarrassment and sends a message around the worl that the champion of liberty is move nothing the wrong direction and a bad step for the united states. >> steve, isn't there a danger of sitting back and letting the government decide? >> one of the legitimate functions of government is protecting us from external enemies and the constitution was written by framers who understood that governments that protect you can abuse you. take it out on the government. rich hit on something. if the company has in writing a certain order or request, and the statute is cited, the company is obligged to do it. if you don't like the law change the law. >> we want to stop the bad guys. companies can stop the government saying we are getting a ton of lawsuits on our doorsteps and in india, they are allowing tax officials with access to google and facebook data. >> the irs is different. >> india is pressuring to have government officials on-site at research in motion. >> by the way, hold on a second sabrina. why is the irs dif
. >>> how would you grade the economy? if you don't have a job you might give it an f. if you're in the stock market you might get it an a. what do the financial experts think? we'll find out. cnn's christine romans this week, smart is the new rich. >> summer is here and stocks are in turmoil after a 13% gain this year. unemployment is still too high. investors are making a fortune in housing but nearly 10 million people owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. there are a rash of statistics to measure this recovery. let's look at this way and give it a good old fashioned letter grade starting with a man whose firm manages $2 trillion. >> i would give the economy a b to a b plus. it is getting better but not fast enough. >> reporter: he buys and sells bonds. these guys are real estate tycoons. >> i'd say it's a c plus rnkts what do you think, mort? >> c plus. >> reporter: here is a harvard professor. >> i think b plus at this point. we should be creating way, way more jobs. >> reporter: the view from the stock market? >> i think b minus. the economy has held up wel
a strong economy and have laws in place to make sure our economy is growing and creating opportunities and be the party that talks about strong families and communities and reach out to all ethnic groups and embrace what the great vision of our country is and playoff what the democrats are doing and be little less bad than they are. i think that is a mistake and we need to stay true to our values and that made the country great as it is today. >> you made the point that the republican's big problems is that they didn't vote for immigration package and connecting with hispanic voters. what do the republicans need to do differently. and those that articulate. and where is it that we are missing it? >> yeah, mike, you have been a great leader on this. i have to admit, and i did an a d on usa today. how we need to go out and talk to voters that frankly don't think we care much about them. they don't think we care much about them in part that we don't talk about the problems they have. our party tends to focus on the super achieve ors and focus on the entrepreneurs and listen to republicans
to back off of this government program that has helped push the economy along and that has sent the markets in a tail spin. he used the word "taper", he's going to taper the program. what does that mean? well, imagine the economy to be like a kid trying to ride a bicycle after a spill, trying to get back on balance. the fed has been helping out to steady and push him along with about $85 billion a month in stimulus. ben bernanke has been looking at numbers saying housing is up almost 7% in may, unemployment 7.6%, not getting better but not getting worse, gdp, 2.6%, all of that he's saying is that all of this that is good enough that the government can start backing off and let the economy stand on its own a little more. i'll be there. if it gets in trouble, i'll step in and save it, it will be okay, there is what we should do. so why are the markets so troubled? partially because they're looking at the same numbers and they are not as confident. their sense is that if you step away from this economy right now and try to let it ride on its own, in fact you could have a lot of wob
, when the economy is going south, they cut back. they don't buy, they let it lay fallow. that's because they can't prove. no one can prove, listen, i get this new computer in it will make us more money. it's too ethereal. you can bring more revenue dollars down to the bottom line when you cut back on tech spending. you got to compete with the other guys, all of a sudden you need more hardware, you need more software. you got to expand. earnings go higher. that's why so many of the other drive and semi conductors were at their 52-week highs today. it would help if business around the world would get better, too. that can come in time. if you stay tuned, i will tell you which of the techs will work soon. finally, there's the industrials. it is true many of these companies have done quite well. they haven't done well the way we want them to. they haven't grown sales, they have fired, cut back, laid off to the bone. so whatever dollars have brought in flow to the bottom line, even if the dollars aren't rising very much. i told you we like the stocks. we had many ceos on the show. you know w
into the economy to prop it up to prevent a depression is going to start drying up. peter kenny is the chief market strategist at knight capital group. i guess the question is two days nearly 4%. makes people afraid. and it should make people afraid t. question is, is this temporary or something that could get worse and worse? >> it's a real wake-up call. i do think this is a short-term trend. given that, we are in a period of volatility since chairman bernanke did mention tapering back in may, which is where we had our highs. >> which means i will stop giving you this free market. >> meaning we have seen the most volatility all year. sideways to lower, the last two days significantly lower. there is probably some work to do on the downside in the near term. this is something that's needed. a pullback is needed. we need to get back to more compelling evaluations in the index stocks generally speaking. so it's not as if this is completely destructive. it's a question of a longer period of trend. >> it's pruning. >> that's a great example. >> when you look at five years ago when this whole, they call
into the economy each month. >> gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday bad news from china. manufacturing production fell. the economy isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. in fact, the fed pulling back is a sign the economy is getting better. >> there's no fear or panic going on. we know it's going to be a nice, slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> stocks were only part of the bad news. a metal meltdown. gold, the filter is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of the value this year. don't be afraid to peek at your 401(k). after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up 12.5% this year. >> everything was moving yesterday. interest rates on treasury bonds hit a two-year high. higher mortgage rates, higher car payments could be around the corner. don't despair. stock futures in the u.s. are up a little bit so far. we'll keep monitoring it. >> you used a swear word before we went on air. >> i did. i said darn, that was a horrible d
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
for the stock market and the economy, they're trapped like rats. especially after today's rally. they can't afford to have this market stay higher. they're underinvested. they haven't made the money they should have! so they have to make themselves right with the napalm attack. the selling from the bears will be visible to all. their negatively will be picked up by the media as though it's the truth about what the fed actually said. the bears will hope that the situation will then become self-fulfilling as the tape action determines the narrative and they set the agenda. why wouldn't they? why not try to define the event? after all, who wouldn't believe the fed is causing trouble or the market is in trouble if the futures take everything down instantly. it's death defying, come in and buy. that's why at first, it will look like no stocks will have survived the onslaught tomorrow by 2:30. then a little while after, maybe by 3:15 some stocks will climb out of the b-52 bear raid, but not all. some will stay down. some may never get out. mostly the real estate investment trusts and the high y
years. he believe that's going to be a big problem. >>> we're following the economy. whether or not it's looking up. there's mixed opinions. >>> men disappears from the workplace. we'll take a look at the job market. that's happening up next. >>> then, the jury selection continues in the george zimmerman trial. we're hearing from trayvon martin's parents. they are sitting in the same room as their son's alleged killer. >> it's difficult. seeing the killer of our child sit there with this big stare as if he did nothing. >>> she didn't want to testify but she did. just two weeks after her apparent attempted suicide. paris jackson says she's a daddy's girl. she's been devastated and lost since michael jackson's death. we'll have the latest on her condition, her testimony. that's in the wrongful death case against her father's promoter. matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike at meineke... ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> president obama calls for fr
, talking about pumping money into the economy to keep interest rates low. we have all gotten pretty addicted to ben's drugs. we are oon round three of what i call pumping money into the economy, they call quantitative easing with their noses in the air. you can see each of the new rounds has caused stocks to move higher. as they started to end stocks fell and back up against. starting later this year the fed will start taking the drugs away. outfront ben white chief economic correspondentic. so he comes out and says things are getting better. >> and the stock market tanks. >> americans say they are worse off now than they were a year ago. that is more than say they were betterer off. what does today's news mean for people with a nest egg and a house under water. >> people with a house who want to refinance should probably do it because interest rates will be going a little higher if the fed stops this drug giving to the economy. if you are going to refinance do it now. a new home purchase do it sooner rather than later. in terms of stocks hold on to them. wait this out. it is going
is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
for immigration reform. it debunks the idea that immigration reform is anything other than a boon to our economy and robs the bill's opponents of one of their last remaining arguments. >> realistically, congressman, do you think the cbo report will convince any of your republican colleagues to vote for this? >> i hope those that have been harping on the idea and mimicking the heritage report that said it was going to cost trillions of dollars to the american taxpayer, this debunks it, as the senator said. i would hope that those that have harped the loudest about the cost and about the expense to the american taxpayer will now realize that their argument has no standing. it is baseless, and it's not true. and in that sense, hopefully that will tone down the rhetoric and we can have an opportunity to have a rational, adult conversation, at least in the house of representatives, where we need to go with this bill. which is the real jeopardy for comprehensive reform is in the house of representative. >> let's talk about that because and you other members of the congressional caucus will meet with s
. trade and the economy on the agenda. >>> a flight headed to the u.s. forced to stop because of a threat. ahead, new details and video about a flight grounded for hours. >>> video that is so painful to watch. how a pitcher is doing after taking a hit from a very fast-moving ball. >> ouch! and on the air, also online this morning. remember, you can join the conversation on twitter and facebook, just search news 4 today to find us, and we are coming right back. stay with us. >>> investigators trying to determine what suspicious substance caused six border protection officers to get sick. the incident happened yesterday morning along the canada/u.s. border in new york. the u.s. customs and border protection agency say the officers got sick after searching a car and found the substance. hazmat teams brought in to investigate. the driver, taken into custody. six officers had to be treated but later released from the hospital. >>> an egypt air flight landed in new york after it was diverted because of threat. passengers reunited with families. the flight from cairo it new york had to stop in s
and commerce is the engine of our global economy. our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we'll never meet. when europe and america lead with our hopes instead our fears, we do things no other nations can do. no other nations will do. so we have to lift up our eyes today and consider the day of peace with justice that our generation wants for this world. bill: where else do you speak about freedom than at the intersection of come anything and democracy in the heart of berlin. the headline will be this. the president calling for a further reduction of nuclear arms and that is the intent of the speech at the brandenburg gate. martha has more. martha: today back in washington tea partyers are taking on the irs in d.c. they are not backing down. this is video in 2010. remember those huge tea party turnouts? we were promised action on the irs. they want to know why lois lerner is still on paid leave. bill: waits an accident or something more sinister. what caused this plane to go down several years ago. martha: the tea party patriots plan to take on capitol hill. they protesting t
and 2011. their take went from 10% to 20% of the whole. we live in a superstar economy. >> e.j., we live in a superstar economy. you base your column in a speech that was actually given by alan krueger at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland. talking about the dangers of growing in come inequality. we hear it from the left and the right. alan greenspan says it's one of the greatest threats to american capitalism. what do we do about it? >> there's a number of things we can do about it. i thought the speech was very powerful because how do you get people to talk about inequality. putting it into the context of rock, the theme really is, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. the difference between the top and the bottom is bigger. i think we're taking some steps already on taxation. i think we need to do a lot more to help people at the bottom end of the economy stay in school longer, go to community college. i think that's part of it. but we also need just a fair bargain between labor and capital. justin wolfer, the economist, put out some charts yesterday that s
year and they're concerned what the fed is going to do when they stop supporting the economy probably some time into next year. you'll see this gut check where people are taking money off the table. >> christine romans reporting live from new york city, thank you. >>> six women, six women, just women would decide the fate of george zimmerman and remember race could be a key factor to this case. five of thez women jurors are white. one is described as hispanic or black. opening statements now set for monday. also, today the judge will rule on a controversial voice analysis of the screams heard on this 911 call. >> does he loohurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your -- >> all right, you heard the screams in the background. the prosecution wants to show it was trayvon martin's voice. if so, that could hurt zimmerman's self-defense claim in shooting zimmerma eme eme em was unarm aed. >>> also new information this morning in the sudden death of james gandolfini. hotel s
very quickly. >> reporter: ironically an improving economy is to blame. >> unemployment is down. the stock market is doing really well. median home prices are up. people are feeling better. they're out there buying again, so the economy does well, you will see a rising-rate environment. >> reporter: and you will see it in your monthly payment. at 3.5 on a $250,000 home with 20% down, you pay $898. the same 30-year fixed mortgage will cost you 954 bucks at 4%. that's $56 more a month or $672 a year. down payment, credit score and income determine the rate you'll pay. >> borrowers that are getting the best rate are putting 20% to 25% down. they have income that is documentable so they're providing w-2s and federal tax returns and they have an excellent credit score, something over 700 or 720. >> reporter: a quick closing date also helps. >> you get your best rate from a lender if you lock in for 30 days. standard to lock-in for 60 days and the longer you go out, the more expensive it will be. >> reporter: ask your lender about a float-down provision so your rate could be adjusted
, this was a hot topic on "morning joe" this morning, the economy so much of this was supposed to be especially the g-8 focused on that and we saw transition with the developments regarding nsa. when we look back at when the president visited germany before he was elected and even just the climate of the austerity measures in europe versus the actions that he promoted here in the united states and the face of both of these economies now, lends itself to an interesting discussion over what should be done to repair economies. >> reporter: you know, i look at this -- i want to look at this through the prism of obama/merkel relationship. they have become close. it was the financial crisis that brought them together. each was trying to pull the other to their direction. merkel was trying to pull the united states a little more austerity. president obama was trying to pull germany into saying you have to bailout all of europe. don't put such harsh crit era on what you're trying to do at the time during the great bailout. things like that. and they did sort of end up meeting in the middle and they're
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